JSA LIS All Instructor Symposium 2022

Over 160 instructors and program leaders attended this one-day jump-start on June 15, 2022, at Larchmont Yacht Club that resumed the in-person format to enhance the exchange of ideas among participants, as in a prior year shown above. An excellent group of presenters provided tools, tips, training and techniques to help all instructors become better teachers, coaches and mentors to the junior sailors in their junior programs.

*Keynote Speakers included Carmen and Emma Cowles. U.S. Sailing Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year in 2018, the Cowles got their start in the Larchmont YC junior program. After sailing as a team at the U.S. Olympic trials before the Tokyo Olympics, they are now members of the Yale University sailing team where they helped set the pace for Yale’s win at the 2022 College Women’s Team Race Nationals.

*Topical Sessions for breakout sessions included: Five things you need to do before your program starts, Adventure Sailors are Life-Long Sailors, Be a winner with beginners, Big Boats for Dinghy Sailors, Coach boat set up, Engine 101, Bilges 911, Coaching a boat that you have never sailed before, Different strokes for different folks, Fastest growing sailing segment, Fitness for you as coaches & Fitness for your sailors, Get your sailors to the windward mark, Helping beginners become intermediates, Match Racing benefits and training, On the water medical advice, Panel of experts, Rigging, tuning and coaching for boats (Opti, Feva, C420 and ILCA(Laser), Save your sanity: grass games for young athletes, Sharing Resources and challenges, Slow Powerboat Skill Competition, Stepping up your game, What powerboat boat guys wish coaches knew, Stand Up Paddleboard games and activities, Teaching tricks for light to no wind, Team Racing, Towing, Rescue and Rigging.